Awards & Honors Committee

The Awards and Honors Committee administers IA’s prestigious awards program based on policies established by the Board of Directors. The committee:

  • Solicits nominations for IA’s five regular awards.
  • Evaluates nominees based on established criteria.
  • Recommends deserving candidates to the Board of Directors.   

Members of this committee serve a maximum of a two-year term; the chair and vice-chair serve one year in each leadership position.

Role of committee members:
  • Understand the nature and scope of work assigned by the board of directors.
  • Learn committee objectives and goals.
  • Attend and actively participate in all scheduled committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Offer unbiased recommendations and work for the good of the organization and membership.
  • Respond to communications from chair and staff liaison in a timely manner.
  • Provide input to IA staff and committee leadership upon request.
  • Recuse themselves when their company’s mission is in direct conflict with the focus of the committee.
  • Review supplied materials for discussion (if any) prior to meetings or conference calls.
  • Seek guidance and direction from committee chair.
  • Report to committee chair.
  • Responsible for expenses to attend meetings.
Vice-chair responsibilities:
  • Takes notes during meetings and conference calls.
  • Provides final notes to staff for distribution to the committee members.
  • Serves as chair when the chair is absent.
Chair responsibilities:
  • Works with the staff liaison to determine meeting dates at the beginning of the year.
  • Identifies agenda items for each meeting or conference call.
  • Leads discussion during committee meetings and conference calls. 
Desired skills and characteristics:
  • High ethical standards.
  • Willingness to share opinions openly with colleagues.
  • Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  • Familiarity with best management practices.
  • Attention to deadlines.
  • Experience on a volunteer board or committee such as a civic association, PTA, homeowners’ association, etc. preferred.